Aerial view of informal settlements of the Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa. Shutterstock - Andrea Willmore

Neighbourhood Inequality and Division Undermining Drive for Sustainable Cities

This blog was written by Ya Ping Wang and Keith Kintrea [i]. World Cities Day 2020 aims to…


Dar es Salaam’s new bus transit system. Credit: World Bank

Dar es Salaam: the unplanned urban sprawl threatening neighbourhood sustainability

This study analyses the internal structure of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to support better…


Panoramic view of Dodoma city, Tanzania. Credit: Ifakara Health Institute

Dodoma: building a sustainable city to meet neighbourhood needs

This research analyses the internal structure and neighbourhood disparities in the capital city of…


Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit Shutterstock, Gil.K.

Johannesburg: the growing importance of class in shaping neighbourhoods

This research explores the nature of spatial change and neighbourhood development in Johannesburg,…


Dhaka: diverse, dense, and damaged neighbourhoods and the impacts of unplanned urbanisation

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods within Dhaka –…


Khulna: the diversity and disparity of neighbourhoods from organic growth

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods in Khulna, a…


Kigali, Rwanda. A wide view looking down on the city centre with Pension Plaza in the foreground. Credit: Shutterstock, Jennifer Sophie.

Kigali: the rapid urban growth and neighbourhood dynamics of a prosperous city

This study analyses the spatial expansion of Kigali city, the neighbourhood patterns and key urban…


Manila City Isetann - Recto Area. Credit: Rhay Daniel R. Racoma.

Manila: understanding neighbourhoods for a more sustainable city

This study seeks to understand the internal structure of the City of Manila – a highly urbanised…


Huye, Rwanda. Credit: University of Rwanda

Huye: socio-spatial dynamics and neighbourhood patterns in a small city

This study analyses the spatial expansion of Huye city, Rwanda, the resulting neighbourhoods and…


Batangas City (the Philippines), front of city hall. Credit: Rhay Daniel R. Racoma, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies

Batangas: neighbourhood patterns

To understand the interrelationship between sustainability, education and health in an urban…